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Important Visa Information

Payment Methods & Details

Fees for services will vary depending on the Consular Section average exchange rate. Fees for visa services must be paid at the U.S. Embassy using cash (U.S. Dollars or Euros).  Please note no ATM is available on or near the premises. The list of visa fees can be found here.  SEVIS fees should be paid prior via the SEVIS payment system.


Fees for American Citizen Services can be paid in cash or by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club – we no not accept payment that must be verified though a mobile device).

Appointments & Locations

For Maltese residents who need to travel within 30 days and do not yet have an appointment, please email proof of your residency (Maltese ID card) and your DS-160 barcode number (begins with AA) to consularmalta@state.gov. Your barcode number can be obtain on successful completion of your visa application here.  The majority of Maltese citizens can travel to the U.S. on ESTA.  The U.S. Embassy has no authority over ESTA. Please direct all ESTA related questions to the Department of Homeland Security.

For applicants who are not legal residents of Malta, please monitor our online calendar for appointment openings as they become available.  For information on how to apply for a non-immigrant visa to the U.S., please visit our website.

The U.S. Embassy Malta Visa Section does not process Immigrant Visas. All Immigrant Visa petitions submitted for residents of Malta are processed through Consulate General Naples – Immigrant Visa Section.

There is no fee to change an appointment and visa application fees are valid for one year in the country where the fee was paid. Applicants can reschedule a pending consular appointment.


Security Information

When you schedule your appointment, you are placed on an access list to be allowed entry into the Consular Section at the time of your appointment.

Applicants should not bring any large objects, such as bags, backpacks, suitcases, or baby carriages. These items will not be allowed into the Consular Section, and there is no storage space at the security entrance. These articles will not be permitted it the U.S. Embassy compound. Animals of any kind are not permitted. We strongly discourage bringing any electronic devices, including laptops, tablets/iPads, MP3 players, cell phones, smart watches, etc., as these, along with electronic keys, will have to be left with security and retrieved upon exit. This can create a delay for you, and the U.S. Embassy is not responsible for any article you leave at the security checkpoint.

All persons seeking access to the U.S. Embassy will need to present government-issued photo identification, such as a passport or national ID. With the exception of pre-approved physical assistants, or translators, no access will be granted to persons not applying for a visa.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs. Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

    • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
    • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
    • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
    • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
    • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.

If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.

Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.

The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.